Riding on Sanju Samson and Devdutt Padikkal’s quick-fire knocks, 2008 champions Rajasthan Royals (RR) managed to set a massive target for Kane Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in match No.5 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Tuesday. Here’s a quick look at the 10 highest totals of the 2008 IPL champions in the shortest format.
|2||223/5||Super Kings Chennai||Chennai||2010|
|4||217/7||Deccan Chargers Hyderabad||Hyderabad||2008|
|5||217/4||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Bengaluru||2018|
|7||216/7||Chennai Super Kings||Sharjah||2020|
|8||211/5||Chennai Super Kings||Chennai||2008|
Talking about the match between the former IPL champions, West Indies power-hitter Shimron Hetmyer provided RR with a late flourish as Samson’s men registered the massive total in the 20-over contest. Hetmyer scored 13-ball 32 to help RR set their 10th highest total in the history of the world’s richest T20 league. Playing a captain’s knock for the Men In Pink, Indian wicketkeeper batter Samson shattered Shane Watson’s long-standing record in the cash-rich league. Samson smashed a quick-fire 55 and the explosive batter also surpassed Watson in the list of batters with most sixes for Rajasthan Royals. Samson has hit 110 sixes for the Rajasthan-based franchise in the elite T20 league.
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